Little Bee Eatery

The diversity of Asia is delightfully expressed in the abundance of its many, delicious cuisines. We want to bring you the richness and warmth of Asian culture through our cooking, where tradition and local produce creates an exquisite fusion. Food is our passion and it is our great pleasure to share it with you. 

Bringing people together through food 

 

About Me & What I Do

I am an Architect, Designer & Cook living in the beautiful Kent countryside & I love to prepare delicious food using high quality, locally sourced produce. My personal cuisine is based on perfecting recipes from South East Asia & Middle Eastern using the wonderful ingredients found here in the Garden of England.

 

Good food is always best enjoyed in good company & my aim is simply to serve fresh, home-cooked food in a warm, convivial atmosphere in my own home.

GIFT CARDS

Would you like to give something different but unique for a birthday or special occasion? Why not give your loved ones a Little Bee Eatery gift card?

We offer gift cards for our supper club (£31.00) & takeaway service (£15.30 or £14.30). It comes in a stylish hand-made gift card & envelope. Each gift card is for one person and valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. These can be purchased online or by email.

 

STYLING & HIRING SERVICE

Imaginative interior design & styling can create a magical atmosphere for important social events & I offer styling for family parties and other special occasions. I can also help create a memorable ambiance for your home or venue by providing tableware, crockery, decorative pieces, linen, candles & flowers.

 

I also offer a styling service to businesses by developing design concepts for branding or themed promotional events.

 

TAKEAWAY SERVICE 

Please browse through our takeaway service to choose an evening meal to enjoy with a glass of wine!

We will soon be selling online everything you need for dining and entertaining. If you wish to be informed when our online store opens, please send me an email or subscribe to the mailing list.

 

ACCREDITATION

We have been awarded a 5 Star Food Hygiene Rating - the highest rating possible - by our local Food Standards Agency (FSA). We also have a Food Safety & Hygiene Certificate and a FSM (Food Safety Management) system in place.

CHARITY

A certain percentage of supper club profits are donated to local charities every month: Safe Anaesthesia Worldwide, Hospice in the Weald, Buttercups Sanctuary For GoatsPepenbury (part of Aspens Charities) and Kenward Trust.

 

If you have any queries, or wish to discuss a booking or a private event, please do get in touch.

Takeaway Service T&Cs

 TAKEAWAY SERVICE 
We are delighted to offer fresh, delicious takeaway food on two evenings every week, Fridays and Saturdays. The starters are always vegetarian, with one meat and one vegetarian main course. All dishes are mildly flavoured, so we recommend the vegetarian spicy condiments if you prefer it spicier.


DIETARY REQUIREMENTS
Special care is taken to ensure all vegetarian meals are cooked separately and use only vegetable-based ingredients.

We have a 5* Food Hygiene Rating but as we prepare fresh, seasonal ingredients in our kitchen, a number of allergens may be naturally present (celery, cereals containing gluten, crustaceans, eggs, fish, lupin, milk, molluscs, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, soybeans, sulphur dioxide and sulphites).

Therefore we are unable to accommodate gluten, fish & seafood, nut, egg and sulphur dioxide & sulphites allergies. Most of the vegetarian dishes are vegan but please do check details before ordering.

TAKEAWAY PICK-UP
Pick-up will be from my home, Little Bee, Howland Road in Marden, just a couple of minutes’ drive from Marden Station. We want you to enjoy our delicious food at its very best, so please try to pick up on time. Everything is freshly prepared in my kitchen and ready for collection from 6:30pm until 7:30pm.

COMPLAINTS
If there's anything you’re not happy with, please do mention it at the time. We really want you to enjoy our food and we will try our very best to resolve any problem there and then.

CANCELLATIONS
Unlike a big commercial restaurant, we buy ingredients and freshly prepare our dishes for a specific number of takeaways. Therefore, I'm afraid we are unable to offer refunds. Thank you for understanding.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: 

Please note that orders should be placed on the evening before the takeaway date.

Please select the pickup date and time in ‘For: Specific time’ just above the ‘ORDER NOW’ button. The date should be the same as that shown above your chosen menu. Please select a pickup time between 6:30pm and 7:30pm.

Please click here to order. Thank you and we hope you will enjoy our food.

 

Supper Clubs & Events

FOLLOWING THE RECENT UNFOLDING SITUATION REGARDING COVID-19 AND AFTER CAREFUL CONSIDERATION, WE HAVE DECIDED TO POSTPONE ALL OUR SUPPER CLUBS FOR THE NEXT TWO MONTHS. WE HOPE OUR GUESTS UNDERSTAND THAT THIS DECISION HAS NOT BEEN TAKEN LIGHTLY AND IT HAS A BIG FINANCIAL IMPACT ON A SMALL BUSINESS LIKE OURS, BUT THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF YOU AND OUR STAFF IS ALWAYS OUR FIRST PRIORITY.

 

WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND UNDERSTANDING AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON.

 
Middle Eastern Supper Club
Time is TBD
Little Bee Eatery
Time is TBD
Little Bee Eatery, Little Bee, Howland Road, Marden, TN12 9HD, Kent
You will enjoy a home cooked, 3-course meal, using authentic Middle Eastern herbs and spices. It is my own adaption of Middle Eastern & Persian cuisine which is full of exotic flavours. Click on 'Register Now' for more details. Price : £30 per person
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Malaysian Supper Club
Time is TBD
Little Bee Eatery
Time is TBD
Little Bee Eatery, Little Bee, Howland Road, Marden, TN12 9HD, Kent
Malaysian food is a melting pot of various wonderful cuisines including Malay, Indian and Chinese. My cooking creatively blends the flavours of classic Malaysian recipes with the delicious fresh produce of Kent. Click on 'Register Now' for more details. Price : £30 per person
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Malaysian Supper Club
Time is TBD
Little Bee Eatery
Time is TBD
Little Bee Eatery, Little Bee, Howland Road, Marden, TN12 9HD, Kent
Malaysian food is a melting pot of various wonderful cuisines including Malay, Indian and Chinese. My cooking creatively blends the flavours of classic Malaysian recipes with the delicious fresh produce of Kent. Click on 'Register Now' for more details. Price : £30 per person
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Moroccan Supper Club
Time is TBD
Marden
Time is TBD
Marden, Marden, Tonbridge TN12, UK
You will enjoy a home cooked, 3-course meal, using authentic Moroccan herbs and spices. It is my own adaption of North African cuisine which is full of exotic flavours. Click on 'Register Now' for more details. Price : £30 per person
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Ladies Only Supper Club
Time is TBD
Marden
Time is TBD
Marden, Marden, Tonbridge TN12, UK
I have created a flavoursome menu with typical Nyonya dishes that are commonly cooked in Malaysia. My cooking creatively blends the flavours of classic Malay-Chinese recipes with the delicious fresh produce of Kent. Click on 'Register Now' for more details. Price : £30 per person
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Vietnamese Supper Club
Sat, Feb 29
Little Bee Eatery
Feb 29, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM GMT
Little Bee Eatery, Little Bee, Howland Rd, Marden, Tonbridge TN12 9HD, UK
Vietnamese food is rich in flavours and full of fragrance, similar to Thai & Malay cuisine. My cooking creatively blends the flavours of classic Asian recipes with the delicious fresh produce of Kent. Click on 'Register Now' for more details. Price : £30 per person
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Thai Supper Club
Sat, Jan 25
Little Bee Eatery
Jan 25, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM GMT
Little Bee Eatery, Little Bee, Howland Road, Marden, TN12 9HD Kent
Thai food is rich in flavours and has a balance of five flavours: sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy. My cooking creatively blends the flavours of classic Asian recipes with the delicious fresh produce of Kent. Click on 'Register Now' for more details. Price : £30 per person
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Festive Malaysian Supper Club 14 DEC
Sat, Dec 14
Little Bee Eatery
Dec 14, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM GMT
Little Bee Eatery, Little Bee, Howland Rd, Marden, TN12 9HD
You will enjoy a special home cooked festive 3-course meal, with 2 mains, using authentic Malaysian herbs and spices. It is my own adaption of Malaysian cuisine which is full of exquisite Asian flavours. Click on 'Register Now' for more details. Price: £35 per person
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Nyonya Supper Club
Sat, Nov 16
Little Bee Eatery
Nov 16, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM GMT
Little Bee Eatery, Little Bee, Howland Rd, Marden, Tonbridge TN12 9HD, UK
I have created a flavoursome menu with typical Nyonya dishes that are commonly cooked in Malaysia. My cooking creatively blends the flavours of classic Malay-Chinese recipes with the delicious fresh produce of Kent. Click on 'Register Now' for more details. Price : £27 per person
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AUTUMN YOGA RETREAT at THE QUAIVES
Fri, Oct 18
The Quaives, Canterbury
Oct 18, 2019, 2:00 PM – Oct 20, 2019, 2:00 PM
The Quaives, Canterbury, Seaton Rd, Canterbury CT3 1RU, UK
Myself and Steph from Balance & Blossom invite you to join us this Autumn for a weekend of personal indulgence. A special menu, delicious and wholesome vegetarian food, has been created based on Ayurvedic principles to enrich your body, mind & soul. Click on 'Register Now' for more details.
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Thai Supper Club
Sat, Sep 07
Marden
Sep 07, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM GMT+1
Marden, Marden, Tonbridge TN12, UK
Thai food is rich in flavours and has a balance of five flavours: sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy. My cooking creatively blends the flavours of classic Asian recipes with the delicious fresh produce of Kent. Click on 'Register Now' for more details. Price : £27 per person
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Spring Table Styling & Afternoon Tea
Sat, May 04
Marden, Tonbridge TN12, UK
May 04, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Marden, Tonbridge TN12, UK
Please join us for an inspiring event where you can learn the art of table styling & making spring-themed table decoration which you can bring back home. The event will end with guests enjoying an unique Malaysian style afternoon tea. Click on 'Register Now' for more info. Price : £25 per person
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Supper club etiquette

Supper Club Etiquette

This section should answer most queries, but feel free to email me if you have a specific question. 

 

You will be dining in my home, so do treat the supper club as you would a friend’s dinner party. Please also show consideration to my neighbours when arriving and leaving.

 

ARRIVAL

We want you to enjoy our delicious food at its very best, so please try to arrive on time. Everything is freshly prepared in a domestic kitchen and served once cooking is complete. Please bear in mind that other guests will be waiting for their meal too.

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

We have a 5* Food Hygiene Rating but as we prepare fresh, seasonal ingredients in our kitchen, a number of allergens may be naturally present (celery, cereals containing gluten, crustaceans, eggs, fish, lupin, milk, molluscs, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, soybeans, sulphur dioxide and sulphites).

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate vegan dishes or gluten, nut and egg allergies.

DRINKS

We do not have an alcohol licence, but you are most welcome to bring your own. You can enjoy the wine you love, but without a big restaurant mark-up! We provide filtered tap water and you can bring your own soft drinks or mineral water. Please try to pre-chill drinks due to limited fridge space. 

COMPLAINTS

If there's anything you’re not happy with, please do mention it at the time. We want you to have a lovely, memorable evening and we will try our very best to resolve any problem there and then.

CANCELLATIONS

Unlike a commercial restaurant, we buy ingredients and prepare meals for a specific number of guests. Therefore, unless a booking is cancelled at least 5 days beforehand, I'm afraid we are unable to offer refunds. Thank you for understanding!

 
 

Supper Club Guest Comments

"Many thanks for cooking some of the most delicious meals I’ve ever eaten. I truly mean that. It was stunning!!!

 
It was a such perfect evening and I loved everything about it.

You were both wonderful hosts and it was a beautiful room to dine in."

— Kate I.

"Just wanted to thank you so much for a wonderful evening last night. We all had a great time.

The food and hosting was superb!

It really makes a change to try authentic Malaysian food and in such a relaxed atmosphere. "

— Nikki E.

"The food was just delicious; so authentic, beautiful clean and fresh ingredients and the flavours were perfect. Food was 10 out of 10!

 

Theeba has created just the right atmosphere in which to dine. A cosy, friendly and fun environment.

 

Her warm and caring nature ensure you feel totally ‘at home’, but out at the same time. Thank you so much."

— Stephanie F.

 

“This Eatery is a delight in our small village. We're very lucky. Theeba's food is really delicious, demonstrating a thorough understanding and technique in Asian cuisine. I can't wait to order more.”

— Sally S.

"Last night we could have been in the court of the Shah, or the home of Omar Khayyam. Enjoyed the most delicious Persian chicken and vegetable take-away dishes from this remarkable place. Theeba is a genius. Can't wait to journey onwards through her repertoire to Malaysia, Morocco and Vietnam. Do you do air-miles?"

— Graham T.

“Enjoyed my first takeaway from the Little Bee Eatery this evening and what an absolute joy it was. Bursting with lots of delicious flavours and wonderful textures. Theeba is an amazing cook. Thank you for what proved to be a taste sensation. Try out this fabulous service, you won’t be disappointed. Next stop Supper Club on 13th July...can’t wait : )"

— Lucie G.

“My husband and I enjoyed yesterday’s authentic Vietnamese dishes made by Theeba.
The taste took us back to our travels!
Easy to order, lovely people to pick up from.
We will definitely be back.”

— Wendy A.

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Little Bee Eatery

If you have any queries or wish to discuss an upcoming event, catering, styling or reservations, please contact us on 07958 079651 or email at theeba@littlebeeeatery.com

Thank you.

Bringing people together through food 

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